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U.S. Marine from Logansport among those killed in attacks in Afghanistan

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 17:21:12-04

LOGANSPORT — One of the U.S. service members killed in attacks Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan was from Logansport, Mayor Chris Martin said in a Facebook post.

"This young man had not yet even turned 30 and still had his entire life ahead of him," Martin said. "Any plans he may have had for his post-military life were given in sacrifice due to the heart he exhibited in putting himself into harm’s way to safeguard the lives of others."

Republican Rep. Jim Baird, IN-04, said U.S. Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez was killed in the attack.

"He bravely answered the call to serve his nation, and I am both proud of his service and deeply saddened by his loss," he said in a tweet. "May we never forget Corporal Sanchez’s name or his heroism to a grateful nation. As the family grieves, I ask fellow Hoosiers to please join me in praying for his family during this incredibly difficult time."

Logansport Community School Corporation said he was a graduate of Logansport High School.

Sanchez was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the attacks near the Kabul airport where people gathered in the hopes of escaping Afghanistan following a takeover by the Taliban.

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